If It Were Up to Me, What Would Be?

large; background-color: #ffff00;”>This is an excerpt and expansion of a chapter in If Everybody Here Were Just Like Me available at http://truth-publications.com/product/if-everybody-here-were-just-like-me/. The original series of lessons were named “The Measure of a Great Church.”

We tend to like some things in abstract. Talk about “we”, but not about “me.” My response can be, “I’d like to be part of a great church – one where Jesus would mark us a ‘10’ on things that matter to Him.” So…what must the pastor, choir and Sunday School teachers do to make our church a good church?

What is just described won’t work.

  • Good Saints Make for a Good Church
  • Great Saints Make for a Great Church
  • Mediocre Saint Make for a Mediocre Church

A great local church does not happen without people being personally committed to the behavior which makes for a great church. You have heard it:

  • Some wonder what is going on.
  • Others watch what is going on.
  • Great churches are built by people who make it happen.

Committed and faithful people are the strong, solid foundation of a great church.

A great preacher does not necessarily make for a great church – there must be great saints.  A great music program does not necessarily make for a great church – there have to be some great saints in the church.  A remarkable church building does not necessarily make for a great church – there have to be some great saints in the church. Creativity does not make a great church – there have to be some great saints in the church.

Possessing the “cool” factor does not build a great church. There must be some great believers!

Now, think about this:

 

If everybody here, were just like me . . .

What kind of church, would this church be?

Would there be any prayer going on? 

Would any Home Bible Studies be being taught?

Would our church be known as a church of praise and worship?

What are you willing to do to make your church a great church?  This is an excerpt and expansion of a chapter in If Everybody Here Were Just Like Me available at http://truth-publications.com/product/if-everybody-here-were-just-like-me/.  The original series of lessons were named “The Measure of a Great Church.”

 

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2 Thoughts on If It Were Up to Me, What Would Be?

  1. Thanks for the response. It is also interesting that “It Takes so Little to be above average.”

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  2. There are two kinds of churches in the world?ordinary churches which are content to remain in obscurity and insignificance and impact churches which powerfully influence both their local communities and the world as well.

    A saint that will impact their world will bring their Church to impact their community and the world.

    Great artical and thought provoking.

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